Everton have been without a manager since deciding to part company with Sam Allardyce last week, after just over five months in charge at Goodison Park.
Despite guiding the Toffees away from the relegation zone and into a finishing spot of 8th place, 'Big Sam' was hounded by a significant section of the fans for his not-so-entertaining style of football, which would lead to his eventual departure.
There's since been a complete restructuring of the club from the top, with chief executive Robert Elstone departing to manage Rugby League's top division, the Super League, and director of football Steve Walsh was given his marching orders after a string of poor signings.
Former Leicester man Walsh, who was known for unearthing the likes of Riyad Mahrez and N'Golo Kante when at the King Power Stadium, has been replaced by PSV's sporting director Marcel Brands, who signed the likes of exciting Mexican attacker Hirving Lozano, a player already being linked to Everton since the capture of Brands.
Speculation has been rife over who will replace Allardyce in the dugout, and the main name that has cropped up in all conversations is Marco Silva.
Silva first appeared on these shores taking over at Hull City at the back end of the 2016/17 season, but was unable to keep them in the Premier League despite an upturn in results.
He subsequently left the Tigers and joined Watford, but after just a few months of the 2017/18 season starting, the Toffees tried to headhunt him after they let Ronald Koeman go as manager.
Everton's alleged approach turned Silva's head, and a complete loss of form on the pitch led to his departure from the role in January 2018, but if reports were to be believed in recent weeks, Toffees owner Farhad Moshiri could be set to go back in for the Portugese man.
And despite being the bookies favourite for the job, a man whose odds have shortened in the last few days is Bournemouth's Eddie Howe.
Howe has gained a reputation of being arguably England's top young coach, and has built a squad at Bournemouth that plays attractive football, and is a man Everton fans are starting to warm to as they count the days they're going without a manager.
With Everton being a significantly bigger club than the Cherries, it's hard to see there being a reason why Howe would turn down the Toffees should an approach come in, but Bournemouth would likely demand a big compensation package to prise their gaffer away.
Time will tell whether or not the man for the job will be Silva, Howe, or maybe another name that hasn't been considered in the frame just yet, but with the new man likely to have a good amount of funds at his disposal, you can only predict good things will be coming Everton's way in the coming years.
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